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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

General Mills Whole Grain First Ingredients Giveaway

I don't know a single person who doesn't have cereal in there house.  It's a staple in every home I know.  It's one of my earliest childhood memory.  Not only for breakfast but each night my daddy, sister and I would sit down for a bowl of cereal before we went to bed.  Lucky Charms was one of my favorites.  As I grew older my pick was and is Honey Nut Cheerios.
Cereal is a quick and  easy way for me to add whole grain to my diet.  Which as I get older I know is really important.  Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing products with whole grain listed as the first ingredient. 
General Mills is making it easier for you to find the cereal with whole grain as the first ingredients in their cereals! You will see a white check mark on the General Mills Cereal box that has the Whole Grain labeled as the first ingredient. Now every cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste. You will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient.


Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.




For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visit http://www.wholegrainnation.com/.

  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.

  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.


  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.


  • To help with choosing products with whole grain, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.


Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.


For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.
http://www.wholegrainnation.com/:

I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway where one lucky Cotton Pickin Cute reader can win the prize pack below. 
Prize Pack Includes:




■5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check


Giveaway ends February 10, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.

**This is my first giveaway using the Rafflecopter.  Please let me know if you have any problems.  Rafflecopter makes entering giveaways easier for you, my readers but I'm not sure if I've filled out my first form correctly, so your input would really help me out.










The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark
a Rafflecopter giveaway

42 comments:

  1. We eat a LOT of Honey Nut Cheerioes around here. :0)

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  2. A word of advice on the tweet you send out for the entry: If you lead with your name (@tracysuz), only the people who already follow you will see that tweet. Put a dot at the beginning or word it differently so Twitter won't treat it as a reply. :0)

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  3. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

    sundance (dot) survey (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. We are huge fans of cheerios!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  5. Honey Nut Cheerios (and all other flavors of Cheerios too).

    canyasmom at gmail.com

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  6. Lucky charms :)
    melissamiller2002@yahoo.com
    melissa miller

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  7. love the new pb cheerios but honey nut is amazing

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  8. My favorite cereal is Golden Grahams. I LOVE them.
    svberges@gmail.com

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  9. my favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

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  10. I like LOTS of the GM cereals, but one of my favorites is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. i like total

    annae07 at aol dot com

    p.s.-u did great on the rafflecopter form! :)

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  12. I love me some Capt Crunch....WITHOUT crunchberries.

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  13. (Also, the Rafflecopter is working great!)

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  14. lucky charms!

    Jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  15. Yummy, I need some honeynut rice chex!

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  16. Oh, we all love GM cereal. Honey nut Cheerios is one of our favorites. Nutritious and delish. Just what I want to serve my family.

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  17. I like Peanut Butter Captain Crunch
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  18. My favorite cereal is Kashi Go Lean Crunch, but my favorite GM cereal would have to be Reese's Puffs, quite a sweeter choice.

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  19. Honey Nut Cherrios
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  20. I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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  21. My favorite cereal is Reese's peanutbutter puffs

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  22. Lucky Charms is my all time fav! They are magically delicious after all!

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  23. Hands down... Honey Nut Cheerios! Love that bee!

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  24. I love Honey Nut Cheerios, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my kids' fave!

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  25. I love cinnamon toast crunch

    prettyinpinkwife @ aol dot com
    Jamie Brigham

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  26. I like Lucky Charms.

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  27. Both flavors of Cheerios are here in my house, but my fav is Cinnamon Toast Crunch - yum yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite, but the kids prefer cinnamon french toast

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  29. I really like Lucky Charms cereal.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. i am eating lucky charms right now
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  31. I never outgrew my love of Cheerios cdziuba@aol.com

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